With an average of 1,500 burglaries a day in Britain, the case for installing a intruder alarm hardly needs making - particularly when you consider the difference that alarms can make. Less than 1% of burglaries occur in homes with effective alarm systems. Gone now are the days when the price or inconvenience of installing an alarm might put property owners off. The coming of age of wireless alarm technology means that there has never been a more practical and cost-effective way of keeping burglars where you want them – off your premises.
Wireless intruder alarms operate differently from their hard-wired counterparts in that the component parts (control panel, sensors and alarm) communicate via radio signals, rather than electrical wired connection across the whole system. Beyond this fundamental difference, the actual methods for detecting intrusion are common to both. In the majority of cases this is based on motion detection using Passive Infrared technology (which actually works by sensing the increased body heat of an intruder), sometimes combined with magnetic sensors attached to doors or windows that trigger an alarm when they are opened.
So what are the advantages of wireless intruder alarms? Essentially all the benefits you can think of arising from the absence of wires, including that:
There is none of the disruption (and potential damage) involved in installing a hard-wired alarm (e.g. removing floorboard, drilling, re-plastering etc.)
The sensors can be placed almost anywhere – location is not dictated by complex wiring issues
They can be easily removed and re-installed in a different building (they are widely used by tenants in rented accommodation where landlords will not allow alterations)
Additional units can be added easily, e.g. if a building is extended or the security level needs changing.
Existing Intruder / Burglar Alarm installations
As well as installion of new Intruder / Burglar Alarm systems, we can also repair and maintain existing Intruder / Burglar Alarm systems.